Weekend Escapes: Atlantic City, NJ

I am all about having weekends worth bragging about. We all work so hard during the week, why not go all out come Friday night? Exactly. But playing hard usually comes with a price that can wring your wallet dry. So why not stay local and be a tourist in your own state?

Atlantic City!

Atlantic City!

Atlantic City is within an hours drive from most of the state and is a fantastic place to spend the day – or the weekend – and there is always something to do. Here’s a list of the things that have made my weekends in Atlantic City brag-worthy.

Staying at the Borgata and getting a room with an awesome view:

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Hanging around in the gorgeous lobbies of the hotels/casinos – this is Borgata too 🙂

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Finding your inner parrot-head while hanging out at the brand new Landshark Bar &Grill.

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Celebrating Resorts‘ fantastic taste in dining and drinking!

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Wasting away again at Margaritaville!

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Enjoying amazing frozen cocktails right on the boardwalk, within sight of the Atlantic Ocean. You can also get these cute little blender cups to take home with you!

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Eating these ridiculous nachos! (They could seriously feed a group of at least 6!)


What about a cheeseburger in paradise? 🙂


And you never know who might show up… A free Jimmy Buffett concert on the beach!

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Getting back to Borgata – the Savor Borgata Culinary Series has been absolutely fantastic! For less than $40 per person, you can watch cooking demonstrations by well-known culinary stars! Here is Bobby Flay’s demonstration:

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And a meet and greet and book signing with Bobby Flay!

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My favorite demonstration was from Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Not only is he as classy as he looks, but he is such a nice guy!


And he personally thanked Bobby Flay’s mom for coming to his demonstration.


He looks like a serious guy, but he took the time to talk to each person in line for his book signing!

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The Music Box in the Borgata is one of my favorite little venues. (Yes, I am totally biased towards Borgata. It’s my favorite hotel and casino in Atlantic City!) Every seat is a great seat and the chairs are spacious and comfortable. Show prices are usually reasonable. I took my mom to see John Pinette last year for Mother’s Day, and this year she took me to see Jo Koy! To my surprise he stayed to do a meet and greet with every one of his fans! (Do you see why I love Borgata yet?)


And last of not least, you can always get a little bit silly, have some laughs with families and friends, and make a weekend worth bragging about!



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